Friday, August 16, 2013

New Faculty Orientation & Back to School Workshop Series: August 26

PDAD&C#9, 2013-14
TO:         Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs
FROM:       Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Faculty and Academic Life
DATE:        July 30, 2013
RE:         New Faculty Orientation & Back to School Workshop Series

I am pleased to announce a series of upcoming events for new and returning faculty hosted by the Office of the Vice-President and Provost and the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), in partnership with the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, Dual Career Connection and the Family Care Office.  We encourage you to share this information with your new and returning faculty.

New Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 26, 2013
9:00am – 7:00pm (Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto ON)
(NB: This day and the following sessions are for new tenure and teaching stream faculty)

9:00am            Breakfast & Registration

9:30am – 9:45am   Welcome

9:45am – 10:30am  Who Are Our Students? Trends & Issues
                  The Structure of U of T

10:30am – 10:45am Scott Prudham, President, University of Toronto Faculty Association

10:45am – 11:00am Refreshment Break

11:00am – 12:30pm Road Maps and Resources for Teaching at U of T
                  1) New Travellers
                  2) Experienced Travellers

12:30pm – 2:00pm  Lunch & Roundtable Discussion with President’s Teaching Award Recipients

2:00pm – 5:00pm   Building Your Career: break-out sessions
                  1) Research Orientation
In this session tenure-stream faculty will be provided with an overview of the resources available to support their research. They will be introduced to the range of funding opportunities and have a chance to ask questions about related protocols and procedures.
(NB: This session is open to tenure-stream faculty only.)
                  2) Creating a Successful Career Path as a Lecturer Teaching-stream faculty are invited to attend this session for information on the career path of the lecturer and to hear from colleagues who will share their experiences and strategies for success.
(NB: This session is open to teaching-stream faculty only.)

4:00pm – 5:00pm   Partners & Spouses Orientation
The Faculty Relocation Service and Dual Career Connection will provide partners and spouses of new faculty with an opportunity to network and learn about successful transitions to Toronto.  Information and resources will be available to address questions about housing, schools, immigration and benefits.  Children and babies are welcome.  Light refreshments will be provided.

5:00pm – 7:00pm   BBQ for Faculty and their Families
Please note: New tenure and teaching stream faculty will receive a personalized invitation via email to register and attend the New Faculty Orientation on August 26th and to participate in the Back-to School Workshop Series, August 27-30th.  A registration link will be provided in the email. 

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation’s Back-to-School Workshop Series
(NB: These sessions are open to all new and returning faculty)

From August 27-30, 2013 the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation will host a series of “Back-to-School” sessions on a range of teaching topics.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
9am – 12pm        Setting the Tone for Success: The First Day and Beyond
1pm – 4pm         Discussion Techniques to Support Active Learning

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
10am – 4pm        Teaching with Technology Fair

Thursday, August 29, 2013
9am – 12pm        Assignment Design
1pm – 4pm         Formative Assessment: How to Keep Teaching and Learning on Track 

Friday, August 30, 2013
10am – 12pm       Myths and Realities about Grading

To register for the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation’s Back-to-School workshop series, please visit:  

For more information on any of these events, please contact Thuy Huynh, Programs Coordinator, CTSI at 416-946-3325;

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